Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekly Agenda 11/30-12/4

Self-Grade and turn in Reading Journal
-15 entries
Create Writing Foldables
Tab-Synthesis Writing
--the rubric and prompt
--generate response
--pass out source packet
---read silently, mark up, agree or disagree
HW Read Prof. Elkins explanation of the synthesis essay and highlight useful information

Record in foldable tips for writing the essay
Look at student papers
-plot on rubric
HW Define defend, challenge, qualify. Consider handout: How to Establish the Position of a Source

Synthesis Writing #1
-choose 1 side of the argument

Synthesis Writing #2
-write from the perspective of the opposing side

Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville
Intro and historical context
Issue texts and homework expectations